Check out the changes to Council services this Christmas

Monday, 5 December, 2022

Christmas Closure posterAs the countdown to Christmas begins residents are being urged to check out the changes to essential Council services over the holiday season.

Bins, customer services, libraries, leisure centres and arts venues will all have revised opening and operating hours and these are now published on the Council’s website.

The Council’s waste service will not be operational on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 1 January 2023 and 2 January 2023.

Possible delays in the service provision are expected during this busy period, so residents are advised to leave bins on the pavement until the collection has taken place, which may be later in the day than usual.

Normal Collection Day Festive Collection Day
Sunday 25 December Tuesday 27 December
Monday 26 December Wednesday 28 December
Sunday 1 January Tuesday 3 January
Monday 2 January Wednesday 4 January

The Mavis Valley Refuse and Recycling Centre site will also be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 1 and 2 January 2023.

Over the rest of the festive period, the site will be open to the public Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm, and between 9am and 4.30pm on Saturdays.

Residents are reminded to book prior to visiting the Household waste and recycling centres page.

Once the festive fun is over, don't fir-get to recycle your real Christmas tree to ensure that it doesn’t contribute to rubbish going to landfill.

From Tuesday 3 January 2022 you can dispose of your tree in a skip at these locations:

  • William Patrick Library car park, Kirkintilloch
  • Mavis Valley Recycling Centre, Bishopbriggs

If you're unable to take your tree to a recycling point, you can call our Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 4510. We can arrange for your Christmas tree to be picked up or your garden waste bin emptied, free of charge, between 16 January and 22 January 2023.

A full list of service changes and other important information including Customer Service opening times for during the festive season can be found on the Festive information and changes to services page.

To ensure a safe and happy festive period, the Council will also be undertaking a range of initiatives. Community wardens will be out and about throughout December assisting the public, providing reassurance, deterring crime, supporting businesses, and helping to keep streets safe.

With additional patrols in place from 1 December right up to Christmas Eve, including late night shopping hours, the Community Safety team will also be working closely with Police Scotland throughout the festive season.

Council leader Gordan Low, said, "We have thoroughly planned our service delivery during the festive season and we'll be working to ensure that disruption to services during this time is kept to a minimum.

"I'd also like to reassure residents that if they have an urgent need there will be Council employees and resources available to provide assistance. Emergency help with Council services will be available at all times by calling 0300 123 4510."


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